Plus, Kanye West debuts two songs on the Hot 100 in the top 10: “Hurricane,” at No. 6, and “Jail,” at No. 10. Both are from his new album Donda, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week for an album in 2021.
Additionally, Walker Hayes ascends to the Hot 100’s top 10 with his viral country hit “Fancy Like” (11-9), and Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits,” at No. 3, takes over as the most-heard hit on U.S. radio, reaching the top of the Radio Songs chart.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Sept. 11) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 8; a day later than usual due to the Monday, Sept. 6 Labor Day holiday in the U.S.) For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
“Butter,” released on HYBE/BigHit Music/Columbia Records, drew 12.2 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 39%) and 10.7 million U.S. streams (up 110%) and sold 143,000 downloads (up 108%) in the week ending Sept. 2, according to MRC Data.
“Butter” returns to the top of the Hot 100 following the Aug. 27 release of its remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion. (The song continues to be credited solely to BTS on the Hot 100 and Digital Song Sales, as total activity for the original and other mixes solely by the group outpaced that of the new remix in overall metrics, including sales, during the tracking week; Megan Thee Stallion is credited this week on Streaming Songs, as her remix was the song’s most dominant version in streaming for the week.)
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” slips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after four weeks at No. 1. Still, it claims top Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week, as it hits the Radio Songs top five (6-4; 71.8 million, up 15%).
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” descends to No. 3 on the Hot 100 from its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as it crowns Radio Songs (3-1; 75.8 million, up 3%). Sheeran scores his fourth Radio Songs No. 1, after “Shape of You” (12 weeks, 2017), “Perfect” (nine weeks, 2018) and “I Don’t Care,” with Justin Bieber (one week, 2019).
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” which ruled the Hot 100 in its debut week in May, falls 3-4 and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, slides 4-5, after reaching No. 3.
Kanye West debuts two songs on the Hot 100 in the top 10: “Hurricane,” at No. 6, and “Jail,” at No. 10. Both are from his LP Donda, which, following its Aug. 27 release, soars in atop the Billboard 200. Streaming almost fully drives both tracks, which start at Nos. 1 and 3 on Streaming Songs with 29 million and 24.2 million streams, respectively.
(“Hurricane” sports uncredited vocals from The Weeknd and Lil Baby, while “Jail” includes uncredited contributions from Jay-Z and Francis and the Lights.)
West adds his 19th and 20th Hot 100 top 10s, becoming the 21st artist to reach the milestone. He notches his third No. 1 on Streaming Songs.
“Hurricane” also launches at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs charts, all of which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. West earns his eighth, 10th, third and third leader on each respective ranking.
Two former No. 2 Hot 100 hits follow “Hurricane” in the top 10: Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” drops 5-7 and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” backtracks 6-8.
Elsewhere in the Hot 100’s top 10, Walker Hayes reaches the region for the first time as “Fancy Like” lifts 11-9 with 17.4 million streams (up 9%), 12.2 million in airplay audience (up 21%) and 29,400 sold (up 43%).
The track, which first gained traction on TikTok thanks to clips that have helped grow his number of followers on the platform to 1.7 million, has drawn new buzz thanks to its synch in an Applebee’s commercial that premiered Aug. 23. “Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night / Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo Shake,” Hayes sings in the hit. (The restaurant chain, a favorite of Hayes and his family’s, has now returned the Oreo Shake to its menu, for a limited time.)
“Fancy Like” tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for an eighth week, with its airplay at the format, as it rises 23-19 on Country Airplay, accompanied by its crossover to pop radio, as it debuts at No. 39 on Pop Airplay.
Notably, with “Fancy Like” the Monument Records label scores its first Hot 100 top 10 since Sony Music Entertainment revived it in 2017. Formed in 1958 (in Washington, D.C., and named for the Washington Monument), the label first hit the top 10 with Billy Grammer’s “Gotta Travel On” (No. 4 peak, January 1959). It had most recently inhabited the tier thanks to The Chicks’ “Landslide” (No. 7, March 2003).
Meanwhile, “Fancy Like” completes what has become an increasingly rare climb to the top 10 on the Hot 100, as opposed to songs debuting in the tier. It’s the first title to make such an ascent in nearly four months, since The Kid LAROI and Miley Cyrus’ “Without You” jumped 23-8 on the May 15 chart in its 22nd week on the chart, sparked by the arrival of its Cyrus remix. Before that, Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut in the Ocean” rose 12-10 on the April 17 chart in its eighth week. Between the May 15 and Sept. 11 charts, 20 songs debuted in the top 10 (including West’s two this week) amid a shift more toward first-week attention, with such high-profile acts as BTS, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Sheeran and The Weeknd, among others, having staged prominent promotional campaigns leading up to the releases of singles.
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Sept. 11), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 8).
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